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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson
Thursday April 28th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Benson
Friday April 29th, 2022

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Horace Evet Byrd

Dunn, NC: Mr. Horace Evet Byrd, age 93, of Happy Trails Lane passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be held 11:00AM Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Benson. Officiating will be Rev. Bill West and Mr. Buddy Hart. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery in Benson.

     Mr. Byrd was born on September 10, 1928 in Harnett County, NC to the late John Elbert and Irene Tart Byrd. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Itha Mae Stephenson Byrd just 24 days ago, a brother, John Edward Byrd; sisters, Alene Carroll and Eula Rackley and many loving pets. Mr. Byrd retired from Erwin Mills after 50 years of service. After his retirement he worked along side his wife at Dogwood Gardens. Mr. Byrd enjoyed fishing, loved to sing and dance, and watching golf on television. He was an avid bird watcher and made the best coleslaw in the world. Mr. Byrd loved life, you never saw him without a smile, and was a friend to all. 

     Surviving includes his daughters, Sheila Wright and husband, Joseph of Washington State, Darlene Blackmon and husband, Randy of Benson; seven grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews. 

         The family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC on Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and other times at the home. 

          Flowers are welcome; however, memorials may be made to Paw Project, c/o Trisha Lukacs, 416 Price Lake Way, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 or Stage Road Animal Hospital, c/o Travis, 7580 Old Stage Road North, Angier, NC 27501.
    Condolences may be made to the family at www.roseandgraham.com

Arrangements are by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.


The funeral service will be streamed on our youtube channel. Link is posted here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5gy6yqe23uwFosI2MhLzqA

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A candle was lit in memory of Horace Byrd

Crystal Kenny Apr 29 2022 1:36 PM

We are saddened to lose one of the sweetest couple ever. We were privileged to be their neighbors and will cherish fond memories of Mrs. Itha and Mr Horace Byrd.

Hilda Cole Apr 28 2022 8:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Horace Byrd

Hilda Cole Apr 28 2022 8:01 PM

There is a special reunion in heaven. He and his wife were two of the sweetest people I've ever met. This is a lesser place without them.

Jeff Johnson and family Apr 28 2022 4:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Horace Byrd

Richard and Deanna Costello Apr 27 2022 9:54 PM

So sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories be of a blessing to you. Certainly will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Luann Woodard Apr 27 2022 9:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Horace Byrd

Woody, Gail and Courtney Weeks Apr 27 2022 7:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Horace Byrd

Troy and Janet Pope Apr 27 2022 7:37 PM

Loved Uncle Horace so good!
Prayers for family this is a great loss for you. May you find cimfort during this time and in days to come. Love Gail

Anita Gail Millen Apr 27 2022 2:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Horace Byrd

Vickie Blackman Apr 27 2022 11:05 AM

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